personal injury claims settle out of court before trial. This is because most lawyers and insurers already know the value of a personal injury case. In fact, insurers essentially have a formula that tells them what a case is “worth.” Your attorney should have the experience to analyze your case and your situation, and be able to also determine the value of your claim. If he or she cannot give you a sense of the value of your claim, then you might consider finding another attorney.
Trials unfold in most cases over a long period of time. They are costly and stressful, and they take the control out of your and your attorney’s hands and put your destiny in the hands of a jury. You can never know what a jury will decide. They are an unknown quantity. For example, if there has recently been a case in the news about people getting too much compensation for accidents such as yours, the jurors may look unfavorably on your case.
When you work with Maryland attorney Jonathan Scott Smith, you receive the benefit of his more than 30 years of experience fighting for the rights of the injured.
Mr. Smith has been named on the Maryland Super Lawyer List. He has also earned a 10.0 Superb rating as a litigation attorney from AVVO, and he has been named by peers as AV-Preeminent™* in the Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
Baltimore Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Law Firm
Attorney Jonathan Scott Smith represents clients in personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and criminal defense cases throughout Maryland, including Columbia, Clarksville, Sykesville, Fulton, Elkridge, Frederick, Mt. Airy, Ellicott City, Laurel, Westminster and Baltimore, and throughout Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Prince George’s County and Montgomery County in Maryland.
*AV® Preeminent™, BV® Distinguished™ and Rated are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.